Monthly Archives: February 2014

Jack Chalikian, Musician, Mentor

If you grew up listening to Armenian ‘kef’ music like I did, you have undoubtedly heard of Hagop (Jack) Chalikian. An Armenian kanunist. You don’t read much about Jack online unless it refers to him in the liner notes of … Continue reading

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The not-so-fun part of a project – fundraising

The only way you haven’t heard that I have been fundraising for my project Detroit Hye Times is if you have been living in a hole for the last several weeks or better yet..you have been blocking me from your … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding

The new buzz word these days in economic development is crowdfunding. Truth be told, my “daytime” passion and (steady paycheck) involves running a business association (Chamber of Commerce) while utilizing my professional background in economic development to help accomplish those … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

When I started my Detroit Hye Times project, I didn’t realize how close I was going to be with the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide which is in 2015. It was not my intent in creating this project … Continue reading

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It all started at 4AM this morning

I got up pretty early this morning to get my Kickstarter campaign launched…4AM to be exact. My friend Mark Gavoor, also a musician, has written a blog for many years now and as I always look forward to reading it, … Continue reading

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